Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2007

District reports more students enrolled in Eudora schools

September 27, 2007

For the 17th straight year, enrollment in Eudora schools has increased. Head counts on Sept. 20, the state's traditional census day, included 1,428 students in all grades. The final audited enrollment for 2006-07 was 1,383.

Building enrollments were recorded as follows: Nottingham Elementary, 390 students; West Elementary, 302; Eudora Middle School, 327; Eudora High School, 409.

These preliminary counts do not yet include out-of-district students taking courses in the Eudora-De Soto Technical Education Center. In addition, the Kansas State Department of Education will audit these numbers in the fall before announcing the final official count.

"The growth our district is experiencing, year in and year out, is a great indication of the place we live and teach," said Superintendent of Schools Marty Kobza. "While growth can pose challenges in terms of maintaining adequate facilities and personalized instruction, it's a wonderful testament to the reputation of our district, which is a result of the quality and professionalism of our teachers and the engagement of our community as a whole."

Enrollment in the district has increased 65 percent in the past 15 years. A bond issue is being proposed to voters to help the district renovate and build new facilities to accommodate this growth.

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